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of the israel hamas conflict. there is, of course, a cease-fire in effect. when word spread, this was the reaction in gaza city. people took to the streets, massive traffic and crowds as people celebrated. gazans celebrated what they saw as a victory for hamas and gaza. question is, will all of this hold? will all of these people once again take cover in their homes? will the celebrations end and the fear return? for u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton and mohammed morsi who pushed for a cease fire, the agreement calls for discussion of a number of issues, including freedom of movement for palestinians in and out of gaza. and the agreement not to target the area in gaza, and to halt rocket fire into israel. again, a discussion, nothing is a done deal. over the next hour we'll look at the negotiations still happening now. we'll also hear from the spokeswoman for the israeli defense forces and from the leader of hamas. plus our reporters on the ground and a whole lot more. we begin with a look at what has transpired over just the last 24 hours. it is remarkable there was a
of gaza. and the agreement not to target the area in gaza, and to halt rocket fire into israel. again, a discussion, nothing is a done deal. over the next hour we'll look at the negotiations still happening now. we'll also hear from the spokesperson for the israeli defense forces, and the leader of hamas, plus, the reporters on the ground, and we'll look at what transpired over the last 24 hours. it is remarkable there was a cease-fire this hour, when you consider how this wednesday started off. take a look. at mid-day, no sign of a truce yet when a city bus is bombed in tel aviv. at least two dozen were wounded. israeli police say hamas left the bombs on the bus. only one exploded. hamas praised the attack, but the group didn't claim responsibility. farther south, an israeli home was hit by a rocket, room after room, left in ruins. according to the military, more than 60 rockets were fired from gaza today, with more than 40 landed in israel. the others were intercepted. across the border in gaza, the explosions throughout the morning and afternoon. a 100 strikes confirmed by the isra
here. entering day nine of the israel/hamas conflict. a cease-fire in effect. when word spread of the agreement, this was the reaction in gaza city. >> people took to the streets. massive traffic and crowds. they celebrated what they saw as a victory for hamas and for gaza. the question is will all of this hold or will this cheering end in rockets crisscrossing the boardern once again? will people take cover in their homes, will the celebrations ends and the fear return? for u.s. secretary of state hilary clinton and president morsi, the hope is that the deal will stick. it calls for freedom of movement for palestinians in and out of gaza and a commitment not to target militants and commitment from militant groups in gaza, to halt rocket fire into israel. again, a discussion nothing is a done deal. over the next hour, we'll look at negotiations still happening now, we'll also hear from the spokeswoman for the israeli defense forces and the leader much hamas. plus, a reporter on the ground and whole lot more. we begin with a look at what has transpired over the last 24 hours, an
we've got reports tonight from israel and cairo. and christiane amanpour has an exclusive interview with a defiant hamas leader. >> is it useful to kill civilians? is that useful to you? >>> and women of a certain age, seeking much younger men. extreme cougar wives looking for love and more, if they can find the right cub. >>> plus, fryer beware. there's a wrong way to do it. a very wrong way. so, tonight, my co-anchor bill weir with a "nightline" holiday tradition. his sorta safe step-by-step guide to deep frying your thanksgiving turkey. >> it's foolproof. gobble gobble, everybody. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 21st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. well, tonight, the guns of gaza and israel have gone silent, for now. a hard won and desperately fragile cease-fire is in place, on paper, between israel and palestinians have been schilling each other for days and threatening a wider, bloodier war. in gaza tonight, celebrations as israel agreed to end air stri
by israel not to target militants in gaza. to halt rocket fire into israel. nothing is a done deal. in the next hour we will hear from the spokeswoman for the israeli defense forces and we begin with a look at what has transpired over the last 24 hours. and it is remarkable that there is a cease fire when you consider how this wednesday started off. at midday no sign of atruce yet. at least two dozen people wounded. hamas praised the attack near the headquarters of the defense forces. farther south, a home was hit by a rocket. room after room left in ruins. more than 60 rockets were fired from gaza today. the others were intercepted. across the border in fagaza several large explosioned. the skyline of the city covered in smoke. the city on edge. on some streets buildings were turned to rubble. >> there used to be a small well-known shop here that has branchs throughout the city selling wedding and party dresses. there is a bouquet lying there in the rubble. the tar bet of the strike was the police station behind it. >> after hours of intense negotiations, hillary clinton and egypt
>>> tonight, cease-fire, israel and hamas lay down their arms, for now. >> this is a critical moment for the region. the right thing for the state of israel is to exhaust this opportunity to obtain a long-term cease-fire. >> our brothers will guarantee the implementation of all of these understandings in this agreement. >> will the fragile peace hold? also, rudy giuliani on what it means. >> plus, we'll be talking about hillary clinton, the stars battle it out. this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening, big story tonight, celebrations in the middle east over the fragile peace, a cease-fire, the israeli president, netanyahu. >> we want the entire world to understand our people. and we can explain the faces, the pale faces of the leaders of the enemy, because they have failed in their attempt. >> i have toay that all of this was done with the firm support on the part of the leaders of the international community, and i would like especially to thank president barack obama for his unreserved support. >> questions on both sides and around the world. how long can peace last? i w
-fire in the middle east. after seven days of deadly attacks between israel and gaza, and, yet, more rocket fire tonight. hillary clinton calls it a critical moment for the region. everyone wants to know the same thing. will it last? we have top officials from both sides "outfront" tonight. and speaker of the house john boehner put obama care on the table. he says if we're serious about getting our financial house in order, obama care has to go. is he crazy? or crazy like a fox? let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. and "outfront" tonight, cease-fire. 142 people were killed in gaz why and five in israel, egypt helped negotiate a temporary truce which took effect at 9:00 at night in tel aviv. it was met with gunfire in the streets of gaza city. it is fragile. israeli defense forces say there are five rockets launched from gaza since the cease-fire went into effect. and prime minister benjamin netanyahu's statement was cautious. he said he was willing to give the egyptian cease-fire a chance before there is a need to use greater force. not exactly a ringing endorsement. he
-fire between israel and hamas, bringing an end to eight days of fighting. the will it last? >> the people of this region deserve to live fear -- fogh -- to live free from fear and violence. this is a step in the right direction. >> and his sound has made him a superstar in italy. now this musician is out to make his mark. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. just a few hours ago, a cease- fire to end the fighting between israeli military forces and hamas militants. it came after hours of diplomacy involving the u.n. secretary general and the secretary general -- and the u.s. secretary of state. from gaza, jeremy bowen reports. a warning, you might find some of these images distressing. >> because i came back to life after the cease-fire began. -- gaza came back to life after the cease-fire began. coming to another israeli bombing campaign felt like another victory. this was the hamas interior ministry. governing with or without a cease-fire will be harder with the main administrative center ron. in jerusalem tonight, is real hint that more military
of israel is to exhaust this opportunity to obtain a long-term cease fire. >> our brothers will guarantee the understanding of this agreement. >> both sides tell me what it will take. >> i would prefer to say i would be cautiously optimistic. >> this is piers morgan tonight. >> good evening. our big story tonight. after 8 days of firing, a cease fire on the border. >> we want the entire world to understand that you we can explain the pale faces of the leaders of the enemy because they have failed in their attempt. >> i have to say that all of this was done with the firm support on the part of the leaders of the international community and i would like to thank president obama for his support. >> on both sides and around the world, what is the atmosphere like and is there a sense that hamas has strengthened it's position? >> there is to a certain degree. if you look at the terms of the agreement it must state that it needs to facilitate the movement of goods. we don't know that just yet. they do feel that this time around the israelis, yes it was indirectly, but still were forced to come t
, quiet in the streets and in the skies as israel and hamas reach a cease-fire agreement. 8 days of fighting now at a stand still. will the truce hold? >> this is a critical moment for the region. >> after more than a week of hamas rocket attacks and israeli military air strike. each side has agreed to lay down its weapons. but with clear. emotions and tensions high. violence in a region soaked with blood. plus. >> no delays. fingers crossed. tens of millions of americans jamming airports highways and plane stations on the busiest travel day of the year. and a division 3 sophomore crushes the ncaa scoring record. with 138 points in a single game. i'm trace gallagher in for shelter smith. we begin tonight with the cease-fire in the middle east. now, five ours old and officials on the ground say so far so good. in the past week, israel sent thousands of troops to the border with gaza and said they were ready to invade if hamas militants kept firing militants like these into israel hillary clinton flew to the middle east yesterday to prevent a ground war. she met with israeli and mi
for israel to stop air strikes and hamas to stop rocket attacks. if that holds for 24 hours, they will talk about border contrs on gaza, and promise no more targeting of hamas leaders. israeli ground troops are mobilized, if there are attacks >> now, i realize that there are citizens who expect a harder military action, and we may very well need to do that. but at the present, the right thing for the state of israel is to exhaust this possibility of reaching a long-term cease-fire. >> reporter: aides say president obama left a summit monday night to call on egypt's president morsi. he then took a call from morsi at 2:30 in the morning, calling again while flying home from cambodia monday night. and in separate calls to netanyahu, mr. obama pressured each to accept, while promising more money for iron dome and other missile defense programs clinton sealed the deal, next went to jerusalem and finally cairo. for final talks with egypt's leaders. nbc's jim maceda has more. >> reporter: morsi, the former muslim brotherhood leader has boosted his credibility with u.s. and israel, and has become a
israel and hamas was announced. so far so good. the truce seems to be holding. this rally today in gaza city drew thousands of people. instead of rockets flying through the air, palestinians were flying flags. a rare show of unity with yellow fatah flags along with green hamas flags and palestinian flags flying at this rally as well. >> that's right, fredricka. nothing brings palestinians together like israeli aggression does. you've been hearing about everybody on all sides, it's not whether you are affiliated or support hamas or fatah or islamicee geohuhhed or any of them. it is about being palestinian. we not only saw people out because they were supporting this victory, as it is being called on this side but also because they were able to do so because they spent so many days couped up, but their children were begging them. the minute the cease-fire was announced, to let them just go out. this has been a people that has been living in complete and total fear since this all began last wednesday. many saying they could not be entirely sure where the israelis would be striking next. yo
in response from israel, a truce has been announced between hamas and the jewish state, hamas launching more than 1300 rockets to southern israel last width. -- wednesday, 5 people kill. 200 wounded. >> israel retaliating with more than 2000 targeted airstrike, israeli defense ministry confirming 19 hamas senior come centers, and 30 op practicetives, and funnelling tunnels were destroyed much operation pillar of defense lasting 8 days, and conflict coming to an end for the time being, a ceasefire com commencig just a few hours ago that the prime minister be benjamin thate nat warns needenetanyahu warnin. >> the army is ready when needed. the state of israel has to try to achieve a ceasefire which will be continuous. >> tha netanyahu added he agreeo give the ceasefire a chant after speaking with president obama. secretary of state clinton announced the ceasefire at a joint press conference with the egyption foreign minister, secretary clinton praised egyptian president, and muslim brotherhood member morsi for brokering the mosque. that is considered a terrorist organization by the u.s. govern
'm jeff glor. i eight days of bomb blasts and a celebration in gaza tonight after israel and hamas agreed to a cease-fire. a deal was announced in cairo by secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister. israel agreed to stop air strikes in gaza, where at least 161 palestinians have been killed since last wednesday. hamas promised to stop firing rockets which have killed five israelis. there were fears the deal might not happen after a bomb went off on a bus in tel aviv this morning. 27 people were hurt, no one has claimed responsibility. we have reports from gaza and israel tonight. we begin with clarissa ward in cairo, where that cease-fire was brokered. >> reporter: after 24 hours of intense shuttle diplomacy, secretary clinton walked away with what she came for: a cease- fire agreement between israel and hamas that she called the first step in a long process. >> the people of this region deserve the chance to live free today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. now we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional s
-- a cease-fire between israel and hamas is due to begin right now -- watching the gaza skyline. >> germany signals it will support a request for patriot missiles and their crews. >> they will need a win tonight. >> israel and hamas have agreed to a truce after just over a week of violence. it was due to come into effect just moments ago. >> that's right. the deal was announced in cairo by the egyptian foreign minister and the u.s. secretary of state. the truce calls for an immediate halt to the fighting and reportedly aims to work towards a longer-term solution as well. >> the latest escalation in violence began just over a week ago. since then, some 140 palestinians and five israelis have been killed in air strikes and rocket attacks. >> we will be trying to go live to cairo and also to gauze in a moment, but first, let's get back to evens earlier in it -- earlier in the day that threatens to derail the talks -- we will be trying to go live to cairo and also to gaza in a moment. >> panic on the streets of televisa. ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion. -- panic on the streets o
's a lot ahead tonight. stay with us. >>> when a cease-fire between >>> when a cease-fire between israel and gaza took effect >>> when a cease-fire between israel and gaza took effect today, it was 2:00 p.m. on the east coast of the united states, with a time difference that meant it was 9:00 p.m. in gaza. and this is how people there reacted. after eight straight days of very fierce fighting, very welcome news. today, when the fighting stopped, people poured into the streets of gaza, cheering. now, it was not a given that the cease-fire would happen today. not, especially, after a bomb exploded this morning on a bus in tel aviv in israel, injuring dozens of people. after that bombing, the rockets out of gaza into israel and the bombardment continued right up until the cease-fire was scheduled to go into effect. right up to the minute. i mean, the cease-fire was scheduled to go into effect at 2:00 p.m. eastern time, right? at least one israeli missile landed in gaza as 1:57 p.m. even after that, at 1:59 p.m., four rockets were launched into israel from gaza. but then a minute later, the
with countries like turkey and jordan that immediately border syria and obviously israel which is having already grave concerns as we do about movements of chemical weapons that might occur in such a chaotic atmosphere. >> are we better off in the middle east now than we were four years ago? absolutely not. why? because the policies of the administration and the way its been handling itself. >> when a president of the united states apologizes to religious fanatics while killing young americans, this is profoundly wrong. >> we would like to hold obama accountable for an absolute disastrous foreign policy. >> greta: president obama starting off the second term with a foreign policy crisis. four americans murdered in libya. the obama administration being hammered for the handling of the terror attack in benghazi. for weeks the administration claiming that the september 11th attacks were a response to a youtube video, same video that sparked violent protests around the world including outside the embassy in cairo. since the arab spring we have seen big changesn the volatile region. how will he handl
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: israel and hamas agreed to a cease-fire today, ending eight days of deadly conflict. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: we have reports from tel aviv, gaza, and cairo. and ray suarez examines the prospects ahead for the peace deal. >> woodruff: then, margaret warner reports from turkey where the syrian civil war is having an impact along the shared 500 mile border and in ankara. >> with fighting in syrian areas, spilling over into turkish towns, turkey finds itself walking a fine line between defending its interests, and being drawn into a regional war. >> brown: after the deluge: we assess the impact of all the money spent in the most expensive campaign in history. >> woodruff: as recovery costs from superstorm sandy continue to rise,aul solman looks at weather risks and the business of insurance. >> all insurance companies are paying very careful attention to the variability and the volatility in the climate. >> brown: and poet joy harjo celebrates the focal p
. >>> good morning, everybody. happy thanksgiving. our "starting point," the cease-fire in israel and gaza is holding. in gaza city, where so much blood spilled over the last eight days, palestinians are celebrating in the streets. israel and hamas agreeing to halt all acts of aggression against each other. >> this cease-fire deal brokered largely over the phone. president obama and the president of egypt, mohamed morsi, apparently making a real connection to stop the carnage. i want to begin our coverage here of the very fragile truce with arwa damon live with us this morning in gaza city. arwa, i think i hear horns honking. is the celebration there continuing where you are? >> reporter: it is. although the crowds have tapered off a little bit. but it is pretty incredible when you look at the street down below us and compare it to what the situation was like 24 hours ago, when you would hardly see a single person outside and most of the shops were shut. you can see very close to where people were gathering, celebrating what they're calling a victory. just one of the many locations that we
, a ceasefire deal between israel and hamas was finally announced in cairo today. but further negotiations on key longer-term sticking points between the two sides were put off for now. egypt's foreign minister, mohammed kamel amr, announced the breakthrough with secretary of state hillary clinton at his side. >> egypt has exerted efforts and conducted intensive discussions since the renewed outbreak of hostilities in the gaza strip with all parties: the palestinian leadership, the these efforts and communications managed to reach an agreement to a ceasefire and the return of calm and halt of the violence and the bloodshed that was witnessed recently. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a ceasefire in gaza. for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end, a broader calm returned. in the days ahead, the united states will work with partners across region to consolidate this progess, improve conditions for the people of gaza, provide security for the people of israel. >> woodruff: a short time later this afternoon, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu told reporters he lea
because their children are safe. hamas and israel have agreed to a ceasefire for the moment. each side launched about 1500 strikes, and there were violent protests in the west bank in which one palestinian was killed. the final straw was the bombing of a crowded tel-aviv bus today that blast injured 21 israelis. late today secretary of state hillary clinton joined egypt's foreign minister to announce a ceasefire agreement which says . . . >> jennifer: secretary clinton praised the leadership but says there is still work to be done. >> egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country a cornerstone of regional peace, as i discussed today with the others there is no substitute for a just and lasting peace. >> jennifer: lasting peace will not come easy though, the region is still extremely fragile, and israel's military reported that the palestinians have launched five rockets since thesis fire began, and in gaza city palestinians shut guns in the air, and meanwhile mosques across the region congratulated pales
. >> reporter: the gunfire in gaza turned to bursts of celebration. but in jerusalem, israel's leaders briefed the nation on the deal grim faced. a deal which seemed beyond reach this morning. the first bus bombing in israel since 2006, in the heart of tel aviv, across the street from the defense ministry. we found the bus cleaved open. and anger. this eyewitness told me he thought it was a rocket, saying that israel can't go on like this, that it must invade gaza. more than 20 wounded by what police say was an ied and the suspect, still at large. even with the cease-fire, the guns weren't silenced. as many as 20 rockets fired out of gaza, hours after the deal was inked. now, so far, israel has not responded. in the short-term, the cease-fire means that all sides including other factions in gaza stop all fire and if it lasts over the next couple of days, we could see a gradual easing of israel's blockade on the gaza strip. david? >> let's hope so. abc's matt gutman there in tel aviv tonight. matt, thank you. >>> as we head now across the border to gaza, where for eight days, families have been
, celebrations in the streets as a cease-fire is called between israel and gaza. but will it hold? >>> and the likes of charlie brown and kermit and snoopy floating above new york city streets on this very early thursday morning. folks, it's macy's day thanksgiving parade time. >> a time-honored tradition. >> so exciting! >> another time-honored tradition is our jason carol, who's always along the parade route. welcome to "early start" and happy thanksgiving. i'm alina cho. >> good morning, i'm brooke baldwin. berman and zoraida both have the day off. it's 6:00 ones the east coast. good to be with you. we'll get back to the macy's thanksgiving day parade in just a moment. but we want to begin with something that many people around the world are really thankful for this morning. the cease-fire is holding between israel and gaza this morning. in gaza city, where so much blood spilled over the last eight days, palestinians are celebrating in the street. you can hear the horns honking, mosques were blaring, all the last several hours, israel and hamas agreeing to halt all acts of aggr
rico. >>> estados unidos e israel no se comunican nunca, vamos a ver como se logrÓ el acuerdo y ¿por quÉ? a una hora sigue siendo frÁgil. >>> irreal y hamÁs acordaron un cese al fuego que entrÓ en vigor, despuÉs de 8 dÍas de hostilidads y la muerte de mÁs de 100 palestino y 5 eso wrae le. >>> se dispararon al menos 12 cohetes contra israel, el primer ministro hablÓ con presidente barack obama y acudiÓ a seguir su recomendaciÓn de dar una oportunidad a la propuesta egipcia. >>> dijo que juntos van a buscar evitar el contrabando de armas a organizaciones terroristas la mayorÍa de ella desde irÁn, el presidente reiterÓ su compromiso con israel (hablan inglÉs) el acuerdo mejora las condiciones para el pueblo en gaza y darÁ seguridad para el pueblo de israel, no hablÓ con hamÁs a la que este paÍs considera una organizaciÓn terrorista. >>> israel ha fracasado gracias a dios, egipto aceptÓ su responsabilidad profesional y no olvidÓ que es una nacion Árabe. >>> el lÍder de hamÁs dijo que 24 horas despuÉs de la implementaciÓn de el cese al fuego, comenzarÁn a hacer
-fire. martin fletcher fletcher joins us from tel aviv, israel with the details. martin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's all quiet. a couple of sirens went off but no rockets have been fired. so far the cease fire is holding about 14 hours after it went into effect at 9:00 local time last night. there were great celebrations in gaza last night, as you mentioned, celebrations by the palestinians, what they perceive as their victory over israel. in israel, no such scenes at all. there was no celebrations at all. here, there's a sense there's nothing much to celebrate. the question, as you mentioned, will the cease-fire hold. even defense minister said he does expect the agreement to be honored. on past experience, it could be a short term cease-fire, waiting to see. we have heard the israeli army is beginning a drawdown of its army reserve troops at the border they're be waiting to see if the cease-fire does last. the schools have resumed operations in the south. all schools win 25 miles of the border last week have been closed and still haven't been opened again, w
are clear this morning after a cease-fire between israel and hamas went into effect just hours ago. thousands of people in gaza poured into the streets to celebrate the cease-fire. nbc's martin fletcher joins us live from tel aviv, israel, with those details. martin, good morning. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. the cease-fire went into effect 9:00 in the evening last night. that's 17 hours ago. and so far, so good. there were two early this morning sirens in the south of israel, warning sirens of rockets. turned out, they were just false alarms, though, so it is holding for the time being. and also, the israeli army has just given orders about an hour or two ago for the first of the army reserve soldiers that it called up for a possible ground invasion of gaza. 30,000 reserve soldiers were called up. the first of those have been given orders now that they can return to their homes and to their jobs, and at the same time, they're keeping others on duty because there's still a great amount of skepticism about whether the cease-fire will hold. they hope that it will, of cour
. just hours now into a ceasefire that ends the worst fighting between israel and hamas in years, one gaza city resident saying the morning coffee even tastes different, feeling as if there's a brand new start. good morning and happy thanks giving, i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. >> and i'm iowansly err hart. secretary clinton is telling us the international community will do its to make things better for both sides. >> the united states will work with partners across the region to consolidate this progress, improve conditions for the people of gaza, provide security for the people of israel. gregg: leland vittert is live in southern israel with the latest. leland? >> reporter: good morning, gregg. there's sort of a cold rain that has descended here on southern israel, but all is quiet on the southern front. the only sounds we are hearing is the tanks and the armored personnel carriers that the israeli army brought out to possibly launch a ground invasion of gaza now heading north, back to their bases. as life, at least a little bit, begins to return to normal. for the past eigh
. quiet, calm and day of celebration. israel and gaza a cease-fire still holding. one side claiming victory. here in the states the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade kicks off. we'll take you there. >>> they risked their lives defending our freedom. they are sending messages to their loved ones here at home. >> hi, paula. i can't wait to see you. >> thank you for your support. >> shout out to my wife and my two sons. happy thanksgiving and go falcons. >> thanks so much for joining us. a lot of people in the middle east are separating now but for different reason. >> the cease-fire sendi ining eh days of fighting. the truce is now nearly 24 hours old and appears to be holding. hamas has declared a public holiday to mark what its leeades are calling a victory. the man being parade r for making it happen is morsi. let's begin with you. what is happening or not happening now? >> reporter: it's such a difference to what we were going through just 24 hours ago when the streets were completely deserted. we were seeing out going rockets and feeling many more incoming rounds. right now t
to be realistic. i'm reporting what i'm hearing. but stocks did rise a bit on news after cease-fire between israel and whhamas. is israel snaf particularly when we know that palestinians and gaza may just rest unand rearm for the next round? >>> finally as you head out into the thanksgiving traffic, ask yourself where president obama still hasn't given the green light to the keystone pipeline that would give us jobs and energy n independence? now a truly bipartisan group of senators is telling the president to make a decision right now. first up this evening, this is the big question. will we get a deal done or might president obama just let us go right over the fiscal cliff, take the recession, and simply blame the gop? this is a serious question that i'm hearing from washington all the time. so let's talk. we have cnbc contributor jack bernstein, former chief economist, and art laffer, former reagan adviser. i'm not attacking obama or anything. i'm just saying there is a lot of talk of stalemate. well perhaps go through where, why and how. staffs have been meeting unsuccessfully. some people are
in the middle east, where the fragile truce between israel and gaza hamas rulers appears to be holding 19 hours after it began. the truce was brokered by egypt and ended eight days of fighting. the big question is, will it last. we have reporters throughout the region for you. martin fletcher is in tel aviv, and jim is in cairo. but we begin in gaza. this truce was marked by a huge celebration there in gaza today. tell us about it. >> that's true. in fact, tens of thousands of palestinians showed up in gaza city. and actually in cities all across the gaza strip to hear from various leaders of all of the palestinian factions. the biggest one was by far and large in gaza city. some leaders we haven't heard in the past eight days, many in hiding, came out today to address the thousands of people who gathered. they're portraying this and describing this as a victory. they say for the first time hamas has not only defeated israel, but has also shown the world what they're about against a back drop of changes taking place all across the arab world. they also sent a message to the united states saying
in the middle east, the cease-fire between israel and hamas. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza. for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end, a broader, calm return. the people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence, and today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. >> kristen is at the white house for us. happy thanksgiving to you. what are you hearing from the white house on this cease-fire? >> happy thanksgiving, alex. the white house is encouraged by this cease-fire, as you point out. it is a diplomatic success for president obama, for secretary of state hillary clinton. but they are also viewing this cease-fire very cautiously. they know it is fragile so they're keeping that in mind as they continue to monitor the situation. president obama spent part of his day yesterday reaching out to leaders in the region, thanking them for making this cease-fire possible. called egyptian president mahmoud morsi, and benjamin netanyahu. president obama reiterated the united states believes israel has t
. >>> but first right now, the truce between israel and hamas appears to be hold are for now. there have been no significant attacks in the hours since the first agreement was announced. >> but the basic holt tilt between the two enemies remains there. abc's mark greenblatt joins us. >> reporter: good morning. just hours after the cease-fire went in effect, the israeli defense forces have announced they've tracked five more rockets going from israel into gaza, a sign of just how fragile the situation over there remains. in gaza, celebratory gunfire and cars honking their horns as a cease-fire takes in effect between israel and hamas. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza. for it to hold the rocket attacks. >> reporter: just hours before, a bomb tore through this bus in tel aviv, as secretary of state hillary clinton worked frantically with the egyptian foreign minister to broker a truce. both sides claim a tenuous hold as a victory. israeli president benjamin netanyahu thanks the leader him for the stakes leading up to the truce. supporting israel's right to d
-fire between israel and hamas that took effect last night looks to be holding. the deal was announced in cairo and ended eight days of fighting the new islamic egyptian government played a key role in brokering the u.s. backed truce. secretary of state hillary clinton called this a critical moment for the region. following a 24 hour cooling off period talks will resume on key issues like the israeli blockade. susan mcginnis starts us off in washington this morning. good morning to you. happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: good morning. happy thanksgiving. this is a very tenuous cease-fire. deep mistrusts remain on both sides. it feels like both sides have their finger on the trigger. residents are gathering their belongings and heading home. many took refuge in a united nations shelter while israel and the militant group hamas spent eight days in a bloody conflict. under the cease-fire agreement hamas promises to stop firing rockets. israel says it will end air strikes and will ease border restrictions that have stifled gaza's economy for years. after a deal was reached the residents poured into t
gracias. >>> el consejo de la seguridad de la onu (organizaciÓn de las naciones unidas) pidiÓ a israel y hamÁs parar el juego. >>> repÚblica dominicana simulan un juez de la familia presidencial, esperamos sus comentarios y con hashtag # los tenemos mÁs adelante, (informaciÓn en pantalla) . >>> hoy entrÓ en vigor el cese al fuego en eso irreal y hamÁs israel tiene que poner fin a toda la franja, los grupos palestino tienen que parar toda agresiÓn desde gaza e israel y incluyendo los ataques con mi sels. >>> grupo en venezuela y argentina realizaron protestas con israel y gaza, en buenos aires un grupo de argentinos de izquierda se manifestÓ frente a la embajada de israel en rechaÓo a la operaciones militares del paÍs contra hamÁs. >>> susan rompiÓ su silencio y defendiÓ los ataques en libia, por los ataques, los republicanbl republicanos la han criticado por aparecer 5 dÍas despuÉs de programas de televisiÓn, dijeron que la investigaciÓn habÍa sido el resultado de pro textotestas una pelÍcula anti mucho del semana musulmana producida en estados unidos. >>> la familia p
church, the evangelical lutheran church wanting to end all relationships with the state of israel, i think our country -- we are literally being occupied by a foreign government by the state of israel. i have to tell you, when you look at the economic apartheid on wall street where the american people are treading on one platform while the zionist regime in control of our country is trading, we are becoming a nation that is completely and utterly occupied. host: that was patrick from pennsylvania. hi, judy. caller: hi. i just want to say that my husband dave and i are very optimistic about the future. we are happy that the president won. our concern -- your last caller was talking about religion and the churches. we don't see why they should be playing a part in our government and big we are concerned about the separation of church and state. we are also concerned about the racial hatred that is going on, especially in florida. that is a concern because we live with that. i think a lot of it stems from fox news and too many people like rush limbaugh. free speech is great but when it
news. >> the deadly fighting between israel and hamas stopped for now, but what will it take for the ceasefire to hold? we are live in jerusalem. >>> and ambassador susan rice publicly defending her earlier comments, calling the attack in libya that killed four american spontaneous. will it be enough for those opposed to her possible nomination for secretary of state? >>> and a very controversial new study about mammograms, questioning the value of the screenings. should you or shouldn't you get one? it's all "happening now." ♪ ♪ finish. rick: and we begin with hope for a new beginning in israel and gaza. so glad you're with us, everybody, i'm rick folbaum, in for jon scott. heather: and i'm heather childers in for jenna lee. it is a busy news day. the rocket fire and airstrikes stopped for now after more than a week of the worst cross-border fighting in four years. a ceasefire deal reached between's reel and hamas is holding -- between israel and hamas is holding. the only noise today, celebrations. palestinians marching side by side with yellow and green flags in a rare
, so far so good. there's been no violations of it. there were a couple sirens in israel and they were false alarms. there were great celebrations in gaza, celebrations by the palestinians what they perceive as their victory over israel. in israel, no such scenes at all. there was no celebrations at all. here, there's a sense there's nothing much to celebrate. even the defense minister said he expects it to be honored but could be a short term cease-fire. the israeli army is beginning a drawdown of its israel armed troops at the borders being slowly sent home over the next few days and waiting to see if the cease-fire does last. the schools have not yet resumed operation within the south. all schools within 25 kilometers of the gaza border last week have been closed and many children sent north to safety. they still haven't been opened, waiting again to see if the cease-fire really does hold. at the moment, this agreement, there's still a lot to be negotiated on, still a lot to be worked on. the only agreement is quiet for quiet the israelis have stopped attacking and israel has stoppe
holiday. and says israel is inevitably destined for defeat. with more, we're joined by abc's lama hasan, who is live in jerusalem. lama? >> reporter: good morning to you, brandi. we saw the cease-fire agreement yesterday that was mediated, brokered and announced by the egyptians. we saw the egyptian foreign minister announce that late last night that a cease-fire will take hold. that both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. now, we saw the other major player in these negotiations, the united states. the foreign minister was flanked by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. and the feeling is that having her presence in the region has made a difference in expediting the negotiation talks. now, as for the cease-fire, it's safe to say that the region remains on -- quite tense at the moment. just waiting to see if the agreement will hold. now, both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. and the main term is to stop the fighting. we're about -- over 13 hours, now, into the cease-fire agreement. and it seems to be holding. but having said that, the israeli def
. >> hamas has declared today a national holiday. and says israel is inevitably destined for defeat. with more, we're joined by abc's lama hasan, who is live in jerusalem. lama? >> reporter: good morning to you, brandi. we saw the cease-fire agreement yesterday that was mediated, brokered and announced by the egyptians. we saw the egyptian foreign minister announce that late last night that a cease-fire will take hold. that both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. now, we saw the other major player in these negotiations, the united states. the foreign minister was flanked by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. and the feeling is that having her presence in the region has made a difference in expediting the negotiation talks. now, as for the cease-fire, it's safe to say that the region remains on -- quite tense at the moment. just waiting to see if the agreement will hold. now, both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. and the main term is to stop the fighting. we're about -- over 13 hours, now, into the cease-fire agreement. and it seems to be h
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